Saving Money Building Your House

 

Money Saving Tips For Building Your House


You’re making the biggest money-saving move of all by building a house yourself.

But don’t rest on the laurels of that step.

Keep working at it because the money you don’t save is gone forever.

 

 

What You Can Do For Cost-Effective Building

The primary areas of cost-saving measures are land, design, choice of materials, and subcontractor (labor) costs.


Land To Build On


Beside the obvious of buying acreage or a lot that fits your budget, you must consider the site preparation costs of the land you plan to build on.



 

Lot with low prep costsThe best deal is the zero preparation cost that you get with a flat, treeless, rock-free lot, with good, compacted soil and a sewer system already in place.

There’s nothing wrong with building on a lot like this.  You’ll have plenty of money left over for planting your own trees.


 

 

Costs increase with different variables as you work your way up to the most expensive scenario of all ─ the sloped, wooded, rocky lot that usually requires an engineered foundation.

Sloped, wooded, rocky lot

 

You’ll spend thousands on a lot like this just to get ready to dig footings.

 

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